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Old 01-18-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
thegamer_87
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Exclamation installation problem with fedora c1


I have downloaded the fedroa core1 and wanted to install it . Right after it does some kind of hardware check it hangs up and does nothing. The little blinking square stays on too.

I have a 2200 Athlon XP, 512 DDR 2100, 9000 Pro ATI videocard, MSI mobo w/KT400 chipset. could my hardware have anything to do with it.

I have installed Redhat 9 before with no problems.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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maybe this is in the wrong section... sorry
 
Old 01-18-2004, 09:37 AM   #3
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Why install, why not upgrade? Fedora is simply a renamed Redhat and as such will easily upgrade. up2date is supposed to work (though I had problems), but yum works nicely. Manually install fedora-release to get your system release current, and then yum (if you don't already have it). Modify your yum.conf to point to your best mirrors, and then run "yum check-update". I find it easier at that point to manually install needed rpms which are on the CD (you'll have to do some dependency checking), or if you copy the files from the Fedora/RPMS directories on CD to a local filesystem you can build the proper header files so you can use yum directly without duplicately downloading all the rpms you need. This link will tell you how to set up the local repository specifically, while here will give you the whole scoop on yum.

Oh yes, don't forget to backup your system. I find it easiest to mirror the crucial filesystems locally and setup a dual duplicate boot system. Good luck.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:21 AM   #4
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hi,

i asked someone in an irc channel, if it is possible to make an update from red hat 9 to fedora c1. he told me it is possible, but it is much better to install the system from zero again.

thegamer_87: try an update and see if you'r hardware works fine with fedora.

i don't think you have a corrupted CD... but even this is possible...

never give up!
 
Old 01-18-2004, 11:14 AM   #5
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It seems a lot of people like to install from scratch. I personally cannot think of any advantage. For myself, installation is a pain, particularly with my non-standard hardware configuration and general customization. My system started with redhat 5.2, and has been upgraded since. I did destroy my system once, but I had followed my own advice and made a mirror boot system. With fedora, I did have to move my gnome .dotfiles away, but otherwise, no problem.
 
  


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